Device reviews
    05 November 2014


    Introducing the Vodacom Smart Tab 3G

    The new Vodacom Smart Tab 3G is an entry-level tablet that runs on Android KitKat, and has pretty decent specs for such a humble price tag.

    Designed specifically for the South African market, this low-cost 7-inch tablet even includes Zulu language support. This is the second Vodacom-branded device following the Vodacom Smart Kicka and, with its affordable price tag, will give thousands of South Africans a chance to access the internet, connect to friends and family and enjoy all the benefits of the web on a good tablet.

    Vodacom’s Chief Commercial Officer, Phil Patel said: 'Just over a year ago we stepped back and looked at the devices currently in the market in South Africa and realised there was a massive gap. The smartphones and tablets on offer were either prohibitively expensive or cheap and badly specced. We sketched out what we thought the ideal specifications were for South Africa, and using the purchasing power of Vodafone’s global device team, we were able to have the device manufactured at a price point that works out at R2 per day.'

    For such a low price, the Vodacom Smart Tab 3G is perfect for entry-level users looking for a great-value way to get connected. 


    The Smart Tab 3G has a 7-inch display large enough to read and respond to emails, browse web pages and view photos. 



    This tablet comes with a 2MP rear-facing camera and 0.3MP front-facing camera. While not really designed with professional quality photos in mind, it’s perfect for quick snaps.

    Bongi Msimanga shows you how the affordable

    Vodacom Smart Tab 3G will enhance your life.


    A big plus for this tablet is the built-in 3G modem that puts it a notch above other entry-level tablets in the same price range.


    With a 1.3GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, the Smart Tab 3G offers decent performance for an entry-level tablet. It has 4GB of storage (2GB is usable for your apps, media and documents), which can be bumped up to 32GB via a micro-SD card. The 4 060mAh battery will last you a full day.